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Stone Design Ships July 2007 Stone WorksAlbuquerque, July 17, 2006 Stone Design, the original Mac OS X Software house with over 18 years experience with the Mac OS X and precursor NeXTStep/OpenStep technologies, today announced immediate availability of its complete low cost and high performance productivity suite Stone Works. 15 applications that let you design and publish to print and web, bill for your services, make movies, photo albums, watermark documents, convert fonts, complete image processing, monitor the weather, choose fonts visually, manage your preferences, PDF management and much more!
According to Stone Design founder and CEO Andrew Stone, “You’ll find the latest versions of Create, iMaginator, Videator and the rest of the Stone Works to be optimized for both INTEL and PPC Mac OS X computers. This is the latest, greatest and most robust release yet - try our complete publishing and media creation alternatives - and with our Free Upgrades for Life, you’ll be glad you chose the independent alternative!”
The complete Stone Works bundle is available now for just $399, That’s a $604 value, and comparable features from other software houses would be well over $4000. Buy this summer, and we’ll throw in Videator for free! Or you can buy any one of the included applications standalone:
Create® 12.4.5 for Mac OS X is a three-in-one powerhouse: vector illustration, page layout and web authoring application built on the idea that everything is an object. Patterns, blends, effects, art, and pages can be dragged and dropped to create multipage documents. Features include web page authoring, instant graphic conversion, autotracing, animation, multiple document master pages, patterns, neon, and special graphics and text effects. Just $149.
iMaginator™ 2.5 is “PhotoShop on Steroids” for just $49! iMaginator harnesses the power of Apple’s groundbreaking technology Core Image. This is the ideal partner for any digital camera. Allowing your creativity behind the lens to continue unhindered on your Mac - add text & paint layers too! Non destructive Image editing in real time. From simple image correction to out-of-this-world effects.
Videator™ 1.2 is “Movie Magic for Mere Mortals” Make and edit movies: combine movies, images, text & paint! The ideal partner for iSight or digital video camera - Non destructive movie editing in real time, and out-of-this-world effects - instantly - only $49.
PStill™ 5.2 is a PDF processing powerhouse - resample PDFs, combine documents into PDF, make separations and composites, convert EPS/PS, images, and other conforming PostScript to the Portable Document Format (PDF). Powerful high-end printing features include prepress job options, watched (hot) folders for automated network-wide processing, color management and PDFX/1a and PDFX/3 capabilities. Stone Design provides a free font managment application TrueBlue, which enhance PStill. Just $69.
TimeEqualsMoney™ 3.1 tracks time and billable expenses for clients, and produces invoices and reports automatically. Just $49.
PhotoToWeb® 3.1 manages digital photographs and produces websites from albums of images. It can produce thumbnails, do slide shows, and annotate, crop, rotate and scale images to produce configurable web sites. Turn CDs of photos into a giant linked website. Users can set the background and navigation bars and can save album styles for future use. Only $69.
PackUpAndGo™ 3.1 creates compressed archive files (.tar.gz) from dragged in files and folders and automatically uncompresses dragged in archive files. With many user preferences, this application puts a graphical user interface on Unix archiving and compression commands, making it easy for the user to create compressed backups or prepare folders for mailing. $15
StampInStone™ 3.1 lets you watermark any PDF. Add your custom text and image to your documents for security, timestamping or just for personalizing them. Just $49.
PreferenceCommander™ 2.1 lets you view and manage multiple sets of preferences for every one of your Mac OS X applications. Only $19.
FontSight™ 2.2 adds a visual font menu to every native Mac OS X application - lets you see the font before you choose it. Just $19.
Global Warmth™ 2.2 “Weather you want, whether or knot!” Monitor the weather around the globe in several ways - as a status bar item, in the dock, individual weather stations or the in the multi-station view. Just $19.
GIFfun™ 4.0 creates web animations quickly and easily, using drag and drop technology. The source code to GIFfun is also available online. Free!
And the free Stone Studio Widget - a fun widget to get info, resources and launch Stone applications...
CEO Stone adds, “The true power of OS X shows when you use the apps together. Make a movie in Videator and drop it into Create. Edit images in iMaginator and paste it into Create which lets you later re-edit the image in iMaginator using LinkBack. Use Create to make a navigation bar image. Drag it into SliceAndDice to slice it into pieces, and drag the pieces back into the custom navigation bar controls in Create and PhotoToWeb. Make PDF for the web with PStill and highend prepress PDF as well! Generate your website in Create or PhotoToWeb for instant web publishing. It’s easy and seamless.”
Stone Works™ is available online at the Stone Store. Stone Design has extended its low introductory pricing: $399 through Summer 2006 - and we’ll throw in Videator™ for free if you buy now. Each application can also be purchased separately at the Stone Design Store http://www.stone.com/store/shop.pl/page=products.htm
Stone Design Corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was incorporated in 1984 and was the first developer to ship a product on NeXT hardware in 1989 with the release of TextArt. Since then, Stone Design has been a leader in innovative shrinkwrap software in the NEXTSTEP/OpenStep/Mac OS X Server marketplace. Create® - the high end drawing and web page making package - is Mac OS X’s first Cocoa native design application. Stone Works™, Stone Studio™, Create®, iMaginator™, Videator™, PStill™, PreferenceCommander™, FontSight™, PhotoToWeb®, GIFfun™, SliceAndDice™, TimeEqualsMoney™ and PackUpAndGo™ are Stone Design trademarks. Other names are trademarked by their respective companies.